View previous proof versions in the proofing viewer

You can view a previous version of a proof if one exists. Previous versions are locked by default. You cannot add comments or change a decision on a locked version.

The information described in this article is available only with the Web Proofing Viewer and only when reviewing video or static proofs.

Access requirements

You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan*

Current plan: Pro or Higher


Legacy plan: Select or Premium

For more information about proofing access with the different plans, see Access to proofing functionality in Workfront.

Adobe Workfront license*

Current plan: Work or Plan

Legacy plan: Any (You must have proofing enabled for the user)

Proof Permission Profile
Manager or higher
Access level configurations*

Edit access to Documents

For information on requesting additional access, see Request access to objects.

*To find out what plan, role, or Proof Permission Profile you have, contact your Workfront or Workfront Proof administrator.

View previous proof versions in the proofing viewer

  1. Go to the project, task, or issue that contains the document, then select Documents.

  2. Find the proof you need, then click Open proof.

  3. In the upper-left corner of the proofing viewer, click the name of the proof.


  4. In the list that appears, click the version you want to view.

  5. (Optional) To unlock the version if you want users to be able to add comments or change a decision, if you have rights to do so, click the Unlock icon in the left panel, then click Yes, unlock. For more information, see Lock or unlock a proof.